DS

DS

 District Heights, Maryland, USA
BandHip Hop

DS's Rap/HipHop music is an undefined East Coast style that consists of meaningful lyrics and sound that has a very defined purpose. DS's music has structure, but no restraints or barriers. It holds a message for everyone and tells a story of what has happened, what is hoped for, or what will be

Biography

DS is a HipHop/Rap artist, born and bred in the streets of Washington, DC. He began working on music seriously at the age of 17, when he had his first stage experience. DS says his mother influenced his musical abilities by listening to her sing around the house, and his grandmother influenced him by helping him improve his craft by critiquing his lyrics. Some major artists that have had a major influence on DS are notable heavy hitters such as: The Notorious BIG, Tupac, Dr. Dre, The Game, Scarface, and UGK, to name a few. Lyrically, these artists helped pave the way for DS to find his lyrical niche. What sets DS apart from other artists is that he is the storyteller of Rap and HipHop. His lyrics tell fascinating stories, but you can only hear them well if you listen closely. There is a lesson to be learned in every song. Also, as a producer of his own tracks, DS uses various blends of mixed music genres to create works of art that best fits his mood at the time for his stories. When asked DS what his story is, he responded, "I just create music to get the message out that need to get out". He continued explaining that everybody is looking for something, and if his music can help them find their way, soothe someone, or help someone to party and have a good time, then his music is that much more worthy and valuable.

Discography

"Mob Bossin'" (Single), Released independently through GridIron Music Group
Streaming on rotation at http://www.myspace.com/gridironmusicgroup

"The Way You Make Me Feel" (Single), Released independently through GridIron Music Group
Streaming on rotation at http://www.myspace.com/gridironmusicgroup

"N The Cut"
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
"Xperience2"
All released independently through GridIron Music Group on the compilation CD, "BLAAOOWW!" and streaming on rotation at http://www.myspace.com/gridironmusicgroup

Set List

DS is involved in quite a few collaborations in which the set is divided with other GridIron Music Group artists. A typical set of performing usually includes 3 songs. Sets vary in length. Songs include:
"The Way You Make Me Feel"
"N The Cut"
"Thug N The Sky"